Driver seriously injured after trying to help in winter storm

A man trying to help out another car by towing it in a blinding storm on Hellisheiði in South Iceland was seriously injured when a third car crashed into the second, crushing the man between the car about to be towed and his own car. 

Storms have been hitting the area often this past month. On the day of the accident the road had to be closed off due to the weather and rescue teams were called out to aid drivers stuck in snow. 

The man is recovering in hospital from open bone fractures and other injuries. 

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Exchange rates

USD USD 108.06 EUR EUR 123.00
GBP GBP 137.28 DKK DKK 16.49
NOK NOK 12.71 SEK SEK 11.74
CHF CHF 108.41 JPY JPY 0.98
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.